Pediatrics

Youth sports safety during a pandemic

Besides the obvious physical benefits, youth sports provide social interaction that also can strengthen mental health. But most sports require close contact and interaction among athletes. Amid the COVID-19 setting, this ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Timing of gender-affirming care linked to mental health

(HealthDay)—For gender-incongruent (GI) youth presenting for gender-affirming medical care (GAMC), late pubertal stage and older age are associated with worse mental health, according to a study published online Sept. 21 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Teens' technology use and mental health: New report released

With or without physical separation due to COVID-19, youth are using social media to connect and support each other, according to a report released today. Three leading researchers have just published Youth Connections for ...

Health

Mental health preparedness among older youth in foster care

An estimated 25,000 to 28,000 youth transition out of foster care each year in the United States. In a new study, interviews with hundreds of 17-year-olds in the California foster care system reveal not only elevated mental ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What it is like to be a youth with anxiety

More people are temporarily experiencing anxiety now because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For young people already living with an anxiety disorder, it may be more intensified.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Online tool eyes youth mental healthcare experience

A new online project aims to improve the experiences of young people entering the mental healthcare system with an eye toward building better relationships between providers and youth.

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